Initial Break Out With Aha And How Much To Use When First Starting?

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Hi acne.org community :)

I have been on the acne.org regimen for almost 2 months and I'm seeing great results! My skin is so flaky though...it's embarassing :/ I use at least 8 drops of jojoba oil twice per day...and like 3 pumps of the acne.org moisturizer morning and night and my skin is flaky still! Especially along my jawline, chin area, and forehead. I'm thinking that the AHA might be a good way to exfoliate some of this dead skin off my face!

I'm nervous though about the initial break out with AHA. I have sensitive skin so I have to start really slow too. What can I expect when starting it? How much should I start with? I was planning to mix a little in with my moisturizer.

Feed back is appreciated!

Thank you!

Lindsey

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I did not experience any initial breakouts when I started AHA. There was a mild stinging sensation immediately after applying for the first week or so, but now I don't have any sort of irritation with it. I would suggest only using AHA at night as it can leave your skin looking a little flushed and shiny. I use a large pea sized amount of AHA after applying BP.

If you have sensitive skin, you should do a test patch of skin; just apply a small amount of AHA on your jawline or under your ear to make sure that you don't have an adverse reaction to it.


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Thanks for the advice! Will it help with flakiness? I am so flaky...I'm not red anymore..and acne is improving a lot...but the flakes are killing me. I use 3 pumps of the acne.org moisturizer morning and night but I look like a lizard still.

Im planning to start using cetaphil moisturizing lotion at night and see if it helps. I want to exfoilate my skin so bad haha. Get all the flakes off.

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Yep, it should help with flakiness. You likely won't get immediate results, so don't get discouraged In my experience, AHA is a product that really works best when used consistently over time. Within a month or so, I started seeing a noticeable improvement in my skin tone and texture. I've been using Dan's AHA religiously for a few years now; I consider it to be an essential part of my regimen.


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I too am thinking about using aha. I will start slow and I hope that it won't give me a bad reaction. 3rd month for me and I am still dry. Glad to see I was not the only one feeling this. Thanks, and good luck!

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Rush is one of the lucky ones with AHA who didnt break out. I unfortunately did, but I was mentally prepared for it and it only lasted a week and cleared up pretty quickly. Build up slowly with AHA, and I would suggest definitely mix it in with your moisturiser at first. LIke Rush says, apply it at night and probably only every 2nd night in the first week (if mixing it with moisturiser). You will grow to love the stinging because it will eventually make your skin glow.

As for the flakes, it took care of my dry skin within 2 weeks. No more flakes etc and it just kept improving each week from there.

Good luck and let us know how you get on. :)


After remaining clear for around 1.5 years following DKR (The Regimen), in March 2013 I decided to change to Epiduo. I use a pea size amount of epiduo each night, followed by a layer of topical antibiotic (Eryacne). I also apply Eryacne every morning and moisturise twice a day. After switching to Epiduo from the regimen I found that it took a good 3 months to get back to being perfectly clear again and now I might get one small pimple appear per month. I can live with that

I started following Dan's Regimen in September 2011 after suffering with acne for 20 years or so. I followed the Regimen instructions exactly and became 100% clear within 9-11 weeks. In December 2011 and after being consistently clear for over a month, I started to slowly reduce the amount of BP I used until I was only applying BP at night. My skin still remained clear however I sometimes switched to applying BP twice a day for a few days (perhaps once a month) if I felt a few under skin bumps starting to come up. I used acne.org products (including AHA and jojoba oil) and sometimes cetaphil moisturiser at night if I felt my skin was especially dry. In the gallery I show my week by week progress following the regimen.


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I'm about at two months now & need to order my AHA!

As for when my flaky skin is too much I can't take it, I mix the acne.org moisturizer with a little bit of cetaphil moisturizer & it helps a lot. My skin would not only look flakey and gross, but feel tight and uncomfortable & mixing in the cetaphil moisturizer helped a lot (I still have some flakes though)

Since your post was from about 2 months ago, how is the AHA working out for you?

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